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A Coaching Journey with Jay Shetty Certification School

Today, we’re talking to our graduate Carla Martins about her wonderful journey to gain her life coaching certification with us in Jay Shetty Certification School. Grab a hot (or cold) drink and get inspired with us!

How did you discover the Jay Shetty Certification School?

When people ask me how I found the Jay Shetty Certification School, I answer that it was serendipity. Yes, serendipity! I had been looking for a coaching certification for at least two years. I did research, spoke with many people, and joined some events. Still, something was missing, and I could not put my finger on the missing piece in most schools and coaching programs.

One day, while surfing through my Facebook feed, I saw a video of Jay Shetty introducing his school and the coaching certification program. I clicked the button to learn more and signed up for the program. In the Jay Shetty Certification School, I finally found the missing piece: the integration in a coaching program of the mind, body, and soul – the whole person.


What made you decide to pursue a life coaching certification?

From a very young age, I’ve been a person many people would approach when they had a problem or needed some guidance. This happened throughout my life, both in personal and professional settings. I’ve always cared for others. I’ve always been passionate about helping people become a better version of themselves and fulfill their potential.

I believe that our potential is unknown and ready to be discovered, but we need some guidance. Earning a coaching certification with the Jay Shetty Certification School was another step toward mastery, a never-ending journey of learning to become a better coach and a better person to serve my clients and all around me.


What were your main requirements when choosing a coach training school?

When I was looking for a training school, I asked myself a few key questions that helped me stop, reflect, and make a decision aligned with my purpose and goals:

  • What do I want to get from a coaching certification?
  • Is the school credible?
  • What is its coaching approach and philosophy?
  • Is it aligned with my values and does it resonate with what matters most to me?
  • What can other people tell me about the school and the coaching program?
  • Logistics: how are the delivery, the timings, the support, and the investment?

Answering all these questions allowed me to gain clarity and make a well-informed decision that was consistent with my goals.


For anyone starting out, what are your top 3 tips for becoming a life coach?

For those starting their journey as a life coach, I have three top tips:

  • Discover your why. Know your why, and care! Most people I know who want to become life coaches care about and serve other people.
  • Be a life-long learner. Being curious and open to learning is crucial for a life coach. Expanding your understanding of coaching and other sciences is very important, but even more critical, in my opinion, is constantly learning about the people you serve.
  • Practice, practice, practice! I know this seems like common sense, but sometimes we forget it. Practice leads to mastery. As Zig Ziglar said, “Repetition is the mother of learning, the father of action, which makes it the architect of accomplishment.”


What advice would you give someone who is wondering if a life coaching certification is for them?

As a coach, I’m not keen on giving advice as I believe we can find most of the answers ourselves with some guidance. So instead, I would like to guide the readers through some questions to inspire reflection and insights that will help them find the right solution for themselves.

  • What do I want to get from a coaching certification?

Maybe you want to change your career and become a coach. Or you want to learn some coaching tools and techniques to apply in your current job. Or you are a coach and want to add new tools to your toolkit and/or want the credential to give you more credibility.

Perhaps the certification will help you build your confidence. Or maybe it will support your journey of building your coaching practice.

  • What proven tools and new techniques will I get from the coaching certification? What benefits will the coaching certification bring to my clients (if applicable)?

Check the program carefully and understand what you will learn and how it will help you become a better coach and serve your clients and all those you serve.

Set aside some time, stop, reflect on the questions above and any other questions that might come up, and write them down. Your answer is there!

Carla Martins
Life & Leadership Coach

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Carla Martins


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